Books I like

with online references where available

... hmmm, I am reading so much that I don't find the time to work on these pages...

Books That Shaped my Views
(they made my heart glow when I read them first)

Science, other than Mathematics

More to come...


The Bible
The eternal classic

Thomas Ó Kempis, The Imitation of Christ
Without compromise, full of heart

A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God

Philosophy of Life, Fiction, etc.

Lao Tse, Tao Te Ching (pdf)
This appears to be the translation most easy to read. Other online translations (sometimes rendering quite a different meaning) are: the German version I love, another German translation, ASCII Text and Commentary (111K), Single Verses.

Kung Fu Tse (Confucius), Analects (ascii, 150K)
and another [usually better] translation (html, 193K)

More Chinese Philosophy

Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

Plato, Apology (25K ...not yet the ideal address)

Francis Bacon, Essays
``The example of God, teacheth the lesson truly: He sendeth his rain, and maketh his sun to shine, upon the just and unjust; but he doth not rain wealth, nor shine honor and virtues, upon men equally''

Adolph Freiherr von Knigge, ▄ber den Umgang mit Menschen

Blaise Pascal, Pensees

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

John Ruskin, Unto This Last

Bertrand Russell
Although I don't agree with his views of Christianity, I liked to read his many books. For example, The Metaphysician's Nightmare

Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

The Arabian Nights

My Own Books

(If I wouldn't like them, I wouldn't have published them...)

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